The GIS A Level Programme
The GIS A Level programme takes place in our dedicated Sixth Form Centre, which caters for students in their final two years of schooling before going on to university. The term Sixth Form refers to Year Groups 12 and 13, which are also called the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth. Our Sixth Form promotes academic excellence in all students, offering International AS (Year 12) and A level (Year 13) qualifications. These are delivered by outstanding teachers with specialist knowledge and expertise in Key Stage 5 education.
We are extremely proud of our bespoke Sixth Form programme that allows GIS students to enrich their education beyond A Level study; providing wider learning opportunities that help build confidence, give context and enable students to articulate their thoughts and feelings.
Indeed, our philosophy for education at A Level focuses on the whole student, not just their grades. We recognise the need to furnish our students with the soft skills that will prepare them for life beyond our school, and are proud of the opportunities our students have to do this through work experience, THRIVE and our extensive CCA programme.
As a result of our track record of academic excellence, holistic approach and skills-based education, it is not surprising that GIS Sixth Form students are sought after by the world’s best universities.
We are committed to offering a broad A Level programme with 22 subjects to choose from, allowing our students to align their studies with their personal interests and academic strengths.
Explore our A Level courses in greater detail and find out more about what you can expect to study, plus learn how each course is assessed and their related university and career options.
We believe that a Sixth Form education should be about more than just achieving fantastic A Level results; it also needs to prepare students for the future and develop them holistically. For this purpose, in parallel with the taught A Level programme we offer the following opportunities for additional study and attainment: the GIS Diploma; a diverse programme of co-curricular studies; a bespoke work experience option, along with outdoor education and community service opportunities.
The Diploma encapsulates our holistic approach to the GIS Sixth Form experience, offering a wide range of electives that enable our students to enrich their knowledge through subjects that challenge their ideas; allow them to explore, critique and form their own opinions on wider world issues; and develop healthy discussion and debate.
The transferable skills that are developed through this elective programme enable our students to grow their teamwork skills, develop new relationships, learn to manage conflicts and deepen their creative thinking.
The wide range of electives on offer ensures that every student’s learning is personalised and engaging.
THRIVE is our unique professional internship programme. It runs during the summer break between Year 12 and 13 and offers students the opportunity to undertake 4 weeks of work experience in their area of passion – usually connected to their intended undergraduate studies. From hospitals to advertising agencies, GIS students have the opportunity to develop ‘real world’ knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
At GIS, we bring out the best in everyone, both inside and outside of the classroom through our unique learning culture where we pursue our passions and strive for excellence; all in the spirit of respect, integrity and well being. Speak with us today to start your learning journey with GIS.